Aires de service

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  1. Wheelie

    Wheelie Read Only Funster

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    Hi All
    i have just been looking at aires de service book on the net and it says exclusivley for motorhomes, does this mean you cannot stop at these points if you are in a caravan or 5th wheeler? or am i just being dense

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    Neil
     
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    You can stop, but the trailer or 5th is necessary be tied to the car (I hope that you understand me :Blush:)
     
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    Not sure about 5th wheelers but I have seen the police move on a French caravanner when he stopped on an aire.
     
  4. Jackomet

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    I'm assuming you mean the the Aires not on the motorways?
    We've stopped at quite a few while travelling down to Spain & back.
    No probs unless it's high season and the Aires are busy/crowded.
    You have to remember because we (5er types) have to stay hitched
    we tend to take a up a fair bit of room.
    Otherwise we have always been welcomed and it helps if you spend
    some money there.
    One site told us that the site is free if we ate with them, we did, it was
    and the food was superb.
    Only once asked to leave, at Le Crotoy, by a policeman, but the site
    was full 70+ and he let me stay that night (which is all I wanted anyway).
    Not mentioning any names but at a show recently a dealer selling "All the
    Aires in France" book would not sell it to me because I had a 5th Wheel!
    "they are not for the likes of you, motorhome only not 5th wheelers"
    What a tosser.
    Live and learn.
    JK
     
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